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Ending offshore drilling licences

EDM (Early Day Motion) 319: tabled on 24 January 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House considers that the awarding of new offshore drilling licences is at odds with the UK’s national and international net zero commitments; notes the warnings of climate scientists and the United Nations Secretary General that the window for limiting global warming to 1.5C will close in five to six years; further notes that existing offshore drilling licences are estimated to cover almost one billion barrels of undiscovered reserves and that more than 80% of existing North Sea oil production is exported; recognises that 2023 was calculated to be the hottest year since records began, with July setting a new global temperature record that was immediately surpassed by August; accepts the UN’s judgment that the Global South will suffer worst from the disastrous consequences of exceeding 1.5C of global warming but has contributed least to it; calls on the Government to end new offshore drilling and exploration immediately; and further calls on the Government to commit to the termination of existing licences within the next five years.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.